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Museo Minero Rio Tinto y Tren Minero

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Museo Minero Rio Tinto y Tren Minero
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In the mining park of Riotinto you can do a different railway journey, penetrate into a mine, visit a real victorian house and know about the history of a totally transformed mining bowl. Everything at hand at the minig park of Riotinto.
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Plaza Ernest Lluch s/n, 21660 Huelva, Spain
+34 959 59 00 25
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are reputed to br the oldest mines in the world (since around 3,000 B.C.). the current company was founded in 1878 and at one point were the world's leading producer of copper. We visited the mining museum in the town itself and then, a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Virginia O
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Let’s be clear, the mines of Rio Tinto is unlikely ever to make it into a top 10 of must sees in Andalucia (Alhambra etc). However if you are in the area ish (we were in Huelva) then worth a visit, probably. The museum itself...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nlgood
Reviewed 19 May 2018

this is a very strange landscape and very interesting history which is well presented and accessible to all

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Juny61
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My simple advice is to focus on the museum and the train ride especially if you didn’t speak and Spanish !!!!! The trip to La Peña is really oddly organised - 30/40 cars have to follow the guide in his car and then only to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank VeitchB
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Travel on a train and go back in time across a landscape that's more similar to mars than earth, a bygone era of British rule and industrial revolution, we stayed nearby at the Victorian House Rio Tinto which is only 10 minutes walk from the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank dennis a
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Well worth a day-trip visit from Sevilla if you have a geological interest or want to see extreme terrains, both natural and man-made. It will become very apparent why there are references to the area being used for research about Mars. The overall area has...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Landing23atLHR
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We had to drive 1.30 hours from our place to get there but it was very worthy. On a hot day, with kids, was very relaxing and so beautiful landscape. Because of the train, kids could take the hit and we all could enjoy this...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Olasid
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Although this was quite a long drive up from Huelva, it was well worth the experience. We only went to the museum, which had a whole variety of exhibitions, examining the changes in the landscape and the devastation it has caused to the local area,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank mazzerRedcar
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the Rio Tinto mine and went on the 90 minute train journey around the mine. Ages ranged between 6 and 65. Everyone had a lovely time! Points to note the train only goes a few times a day. Usually 1.30pm and 5pm seems...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank sazzleevans
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This museum is all about the mining of the ore around the town and also about the British when they were here from the 1880's to the 1950's. The train trip is well worth it, 90 minutes. A new attraction since our last visit is...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Colin C
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27 August 2017|
Response from mazzerRedcar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive along the road and see the excavations and the amazing colours of the ground as well as the river.
Lily C
1 February 2015|
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Response from bermonYorkshire | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we cannot help - we travelled there by car. The Museum's own website only give instructions (in Spanish) for arriving by car, which suggests that there is no alternative. The Seville Tourist Office may be of help.